Ibrahim Hooper (born Douglas Hooper), a convert to Islam, is the National Communications Director and spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington D.C.-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
Hooper was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States after converting to Islam. He holds a bachelor's degree in history, and a master's of art in journalism and mass communications. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hooper worked as a news producer at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis.
Statements and positions
Hooper advised that people should not watch the anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims after a court order requiring that it be removed from YouTube on copyright grounds was reversed and the film re-posted. The film which when released caused violent reactions among Muslims around the world. Hooper has not watched the film.
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- Huffington Post: "Anti-Islam Film Returns To YouTube, And These Muslim Leaders Want You To Ignore It" By Antonia Blumberg May 20, 2015
- Abu-Nasr, Donna, "Muslims learning how to spread the word in U.S.," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 30, 1996
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